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  1. #1
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    Question Biter biscuits?

    We started on solids at 4 months, and at 6 months we are really doing great with them. We're doing purees, and Riley just seems to love it!

    The last few days though, he's started having some real trouble with teething, and my mother noticed this during her last visit. She suggested trying Biter biscuits. I'd seen these in the store, but I thought they were just for older children. Am I wrong? Will pieces not break off and cause choking? If any of you guys have tried them, I'd appreciate knowing how well they worked for you.

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    Default Re: Biter biscuits?

    I gave DD rice cakes instead since most of the teething biscuits have wheat in them and I was not ready to try that with her.

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    Default Re: Biter biscuits?

    DD loves bitter biscuits. They just kind of dissolve- no chokable chunks (but i would keep an eye out just in case). As long as you don't have a family history of allergies I wouldn't worry about the wheat content.
    Rachel

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    Default Re: Biter biscuits?

    My DS loves these teething biscuits:
    http://www.healthytimes.com/index.as...PROD&ProdID=23

    They're wheat, soy & dairy free. They make another kind that has wheat.
    Lynn
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    Default Re: Biter biscuits?

    LOs really like those biter biscuits but I hate them! They are horribly messy! Perhaps some of the PP's alternatives might be better.

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    Default Re: Biter biscuits?

    My son loves the natural ones Isksam posted, also. They are messy but I think it's cute. It's pretty easy to clean up. He's also pretty good with his hands for self feeding.

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    Default Re: Biter biscuits?

    Thanks for your quick replies! I have been thinking of trying some finger foods, but I'm so scared of him choking! I had never even heard of the child-led approach until a few weeks ago from you guys.

    Can you only get the Maple biscuits online, or are there health food stores that carry them?

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    Default Re: Biter biscuits?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewMom06 View Post
    Can you only get the Maple biscuits online, or are there health food stores that carry them?
    I bought them at Whole Foods. Hope that helps!
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
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    Default Re: Biter biscuits?

    I make my own and my DS loves them. I've been giving them to him since he was about 5 1/2 months. Though if you read the boxes in the stores they all say that they should be crawling, teeth, etc. So, obviously my son wasn't doing these things at 5 1/2 months and I gave him the biscuits anyway.

    How I make mine, is that I use a Banana Bread recipe which I use all whole wheat flour instead of white. I then bake the bread as usual, then cut the bread into about 1/2 inch thick slices, cut those slices into quarters and place them on a cookie sheet like making biscotti. I lower my oven temp to about 275 and then dry the slices out for a good hour or so on each side. Since they're made with fresh bananas I store them in the freezer in a tupperware. A batch last me about a month or so, and that's if I'm not stingy with them at all.

    I send these to daycare too, for weeks they kept asking my husband about them (he does pickups/dropoffs) and he told them that I make them. Apparently, the teachers at daycare swear by them and say that they last a lot longer than the commercial ones which tend to break easily. He can gnaw on one biscuit for 30 mins and they don't fall apart.

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    Default Re: Biter biscuits?

    I was told by my ped to wait on the biter biscuits until they could chew/mush well. Instead he said to use the zweibek toast. It still disolves when chewed, but doesn't break off in big chunks that they can choke on.
    Nancy
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